Sedalia-Central Missouri Sales Company: Cattle Auction Report for 05/23/2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Receipts:  400    Week Ago:  546    Year Ago:  801

   Compared to last week, feeders had a much lower undertone on a light
test.  Slaughter cows sold steady.  With continually weakening cattle
futures and a firm grain market, feeder prices continue to be under
pressure.  Demand was best for weaned light calves.  Cows and bulls were
16 percent of receipts.  In the feeder supply, steers and bulls were
50 percent of the run; heifers 50 percent.  Near 15 percent of feeders
weighed over 600 lbs.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and large 1  pkg 375 lbs 159.00; 410-460 lbs
142.00-153.00; 525-555 lbs 132.00-135.00; pkg 659 lbs 126.00; pkg 781 lbs
119.75.  Medium and Large  1-2  300-400 lbs 146.00-158.00; few 400-435 lbs
145.00; 525-600 lbs 126.00-136.00; 600-650 lbs 120.00-128.00.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  375-400 lbs 138.00-146.00; 400-
500 lbs 128.00-143.00; 500-600 lbs 122.00-127.00; 625-635 lbs 120.00-122.00;
pkg 712 lbs 121.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 134.00-146.00; 400-
500 lbs 126.00-142.00; 500-600 lbs 118.00-124.00.

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  380-400 lbs 139.00-149.00; 400-
500 lbs 132.00-140.00; 500-600 lbs 116.00-134.00.

   Slaughter Cows: 
        Percent Lean    Avg Dressing    High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking       70-80    71.00-75.00     77.50            69.00
Boning         80-85    68.00-75.00     78.00            64.00
Lean           85-90    58.00-66.00                      52.00-58.00

   Slaughter bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2,  1135-2025 lbs, 85.00-86.00; low
dressing 62.00.

Source:  MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Sedalia, MO
         Richard L Kramer, Market Reporter, (573) 751-5618
         24 hour recorded report (573) 522-9244
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS147.txt

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